A 45-year-old man suffered a nonlethal, self-inflicted gunshot wound to his knee this afternoon at the Westlake Center food court, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

A 45-year-old man suffered a nonlethal, self-inflicted gunshot wound to his knee this afternoon at the Westlake Center food court, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

Fire Department spokeswoman Dana Vander Houwen said the man was conscious and alert when paramedics arrived at Westlake Center in response to a call for help. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

According to Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson, the man had a gun “on his person” when for some unknown reason the weapon discharged around 2:50 p.m. Jamieson said police are investigating the shooting.